Date Joined: July 6, 2010
Last Online: January 12, 2013
Birthday: November 28
Country: United States
I still work full time but I am a married mother of two adult children and paint as much as I can in my free time. I also bicycle for exercise and have 4 cats that share my home with me and my husband. I travel to Italy about once a year and am bilingual.
I love cats, horses, the color orange and red. I don't watch TV and I don't scrapbook, but I enjoy watching movies. I love classical music (like Paganini, Vivaldi, Bach...) but I also like obscure folk music including fiddle music and other strange stuff like Accordions (in the Italian or Irish traditions).
What I really want here is the promise of friendship and old fashioned letter writing and mail exchanges. That's why I joined.
I'm not sure what to put on a wish list right now. but here's an attempt:
I love classics, hahaha I can't think of titles. Some of my all time favorites include "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang anything by Giovanni Verga, Eric Newby, Carlo Levi... Sometimes I read books meant for teenagers, and I read a lot of non-fiction.
Besides painting, I also enjoy making envelopes. Many years ago, a cousin sent me a hand crafted envelope using a pretty page out of a magazine. Ever since then, I've found getting mail to be the highlight of my day and I strive to make mail that I am sending pleasant for the recipients. I've been known to refinish cabinets, paint rooms, and carve crayons. You never know. I've also been a potter, but I never got very good.
I don't really like smelly stuff, unless it happens to be fresh roses. :-)
I got mail!! This came today (my husband sent me this photo) and I can't wait to get home and open it!
Just got back from two weeks in Italy. Time to start swapping again! and how nice it was to discover that so many of my penpals wrote to me while I was gone. I will be answering their letters one by one this week. :)